Module 1: The Footprints of Yoga

We explore the work of Vanda Scaravelli; developing a practice with breath, gravity and the wave. You will be introduced to the historical and philosophical roots of Yoga and the building blocks of energy work including the meridian system and its relevance to Yoga. We explore the foundation asanas – Tadasana, Dandasana and Savasana. Knowledge of these foundation poses is deepened through personal investigation and discussion. 

You will learn:

The underlying principles of basic positions

The approach to Yoga by Vanda Scaravelli

The basics of the history of Yoga

How to begin a reflective learning process

To relate anatomy to your practice

An understanding of the basic anatomy of the energy body

The foundations of Yoga philosophy

 

 

Module 2: Breath, Ground, Release

You will go deeper into how working with gravity, connecting to the earth and with the breath can lead to infinite discoveries in your practice. You are introduced to the fascinating world of energy channels and gates. You will add to your knowledge of the history and philosophy of Yoga with the Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

You will learn:  

How to work with gravity: grounding and softening

Pranayama: practice and teaching

The development of principles of basic positions and movements.

The principles of preparation and easing and balancing after Asana

Deeper aspects of the history and philosophy of Yoga

More about meridians and muscle trains

 

Module 3: Sharing Yoga

In this module you will be reminded of the underlying values of the course in regards to the art of teaching; Ahimsa. You will focus on the preparation for teaching practice, exploring effective and safe teaching and learning. We also consolidate the previous learning, reviewing and extending asana practice, pranayama and meditation. We will review the connection between Yoga and the energy channels.

You will learn:

Good teaching practice

Professional development: setting up your classes 

Self evaluation, how to continue your reflective practice

Ethics, health and safety

Asana practice – balances, basic inversions, kneeling, sequences

Module 4: The Matrix of the Meridians

In Module Four we develop our ability to listen to our body as we release and to deepen our awareness of the energy body. We also learn to integrate our growing awareness into our teaching. You will explore some of the exciting work in the field of energy work from a modern perspective. Find out how the Chakras are connected to the meridian system and how the ancient Eastern traditions and philosophies connect with each other. We learn  more about how Yoga asanas relate to the meridians and their functions. 

You will learn: 

The use of the breath, gravity and the wave of release in complex asanas and sequences.

More about the anatomy of the energy body.

About the meridian system of East Asian medicine – ancient roots and modern branches.

Asana and connection to the meridians.

The workings of the body: respiration, digestion and the cardiovascular systems

Module 5: Tranquility in Movement

In this module we explore the practice of meditation, learn more about the meridian system with three more meridian pairs; Kidney and Bladder, Heart Protector and Triple Heater, and Liver and Gall Bladder. We deepen our knowledge of the philosophy of Yin and Yang and apply it to personal practice and teaching. You will build on your understanding of energy work with Kriyas and Bandhas. We explore the practice of Yoga Nidra.

You will learn: 

The practice and teaching of Yoga Nidra

To apply your understanding of Yin and Yang to the practice and teaching of Yoga

The practice and teaching of Meditation

Energy awareness through Kriyas and Bandhas 

Pranayama: practice and teaching

To work with sound: -Mudras, Mantras and Chants

Deeper aspects of balances

 

Module 6: The Art of Teaching

This module is about putting all your skills and knowledge together to explore the best teacher within you. We will work with touch and adjustment and how to adapt our teaching to work with specific conditions. We focus on deepening the practice and teaching of meditation. 

You will learn:

To deepen your practice and knowledge of meditation

Professional development, business management

How to differentiate your teaching for individuals

To work with touch: how to adjust, connect and facilitate paired work in your classes

How to progress your students to deepen their own practice

To explore the journey of applying Yoga for life. Yamas and Niyamas in action

To fly out with bright colours as a qualified Yoga teacher!

Holistic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

Another amazing feature of this teacher training programme is that you get to take the Shiatsu College’s accredited Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology course. (Anatomy in Year 1, Physiology and Pathology in Year 2) Studying anatomy has never been more relevant and enjoyable. Online study is consolidated and experienced in class and you will learn about the fascinating properties of connective tissue, about the concept of tensegrity as well as deepen your knowledge of the body systems.

The course is included in your fees

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